Empire of Fear

Empire of Fear : An Epic Vampire Novel

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In an epic novel the Washington Post called "riveting," Brian Stableford brilliantly imagines a world ruled by a powerful aristocracy of vampires: long-lived, extraordinarily handsome humans who are immune to pain but must drink the blood of their common subjects. The story begins in seventeenth-century London and spans three hundred years--moving from England to the heart of Africa, to Malta, and finally to the New World. Edmund Cordery, Mechanician to the court of Richard Coeur-de-Lion, believes that vampire beings must have a natural explanation. But when his discoveries make him dangerous in the eyes of his masters, Edmund entrusts his learned secrets to his son, Noell, who in turn becomes a fugitive. When he returns to Europe he faces the awesome might of Coeur-de-Lion and the infamous Vlad the Impaler. This classic has been translated into five languages and "turn[ed] the typical vampire story on its ear" when it was published, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 135mm | 367g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1616082631
  • 9781616082635
  • 706,837

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